Jon Mueller (minors01)
Jon Paul Mueller
Jon Mueller is a college coach. He won two home run titles in the independent leagues.
Mueller graduated college in 1992. While earning his master's degree in secondary education, he coached for the College of St. Rose in 1993-1994. He then spent 7 seasons playing professional baseball, all in the independent leagues.
In 1994, Jon hit .255/?/.380 for the Marshall Mallards. He split 1995 between the Adirondack Lumberjacks and Will County Claws, batting a combined .346 with a .536 slugging percentage. In '96, Mueller hit .281 and slugged .547 for the Lumberjacks. He led the Northeast League with 18 home runs and was named the All-Star DH.
The big slugger continued to swat the ball in 1997 when he led the Northeast League with 20 circuit clouts, hitting .306 and slugging .573 for the Albany Diamond Dogs. He tied a fellow large man, Andre The Giant Keene for the league lead with 64 runs. His 74 RBI were one shy of the lead as well. Mueller was again named the All-Star DH.
Mueller hit .279/?/.432 for the '98 Diamond Dogs. In 1999, he hit .290/?/.523 and missed 30 games to injury. In the Northeast League Championship Series, he was 5 for 15 with two homers and 7 RBI to win the Series MVP. During 2000, his final season as a player, he batted .259/?/.392 for Albany-Colonie and was named the Northern League All-Star Game MVP.
Remaining in Albany, Mueller was named head coach of SUNY Albany in 2000. By 2009, he had the school record for wins in a career (180) and in a season (37 in 2004).